TNA President Dixie Carter has issued a statement to Diva Dirt regarding her induction into the WSU Hall of Fame this past Saturday.
WSU honored Carter in its annual Hall of Fame prior to the company’s 5th Anniversary Show live on Internet pay per view. Other inductees included WSU stars Jana and Cindy Rogers, as well as the late Georgiann Makropoulos, editor of the Wrestling Chatterbox newsletter and friend to many, many wrestlers.
Carter was not present at the ceremony which took place in Deer Park, New York, however, we’re told WSU will be sending her award to her in the mail.
In a statement issued to Diva Dirt, Carter wrote:
I am very proud of TNA’s Knockout division. I support any time women’s wrestling can be done in a competitive, professional manner. Thank you for this honor.
Dixie Carter, TNA ENTERTAINMENT
Speaking to Diva Dirt last year regarding the decision to induct Carter, WSU promoter Sean McCaffrey said:
How many female promoters are out there? How many female promoters have there been? There haven’t been many. I can only name two or three off the top of my head. Dixie Carter, no matter what you want to say about TNA, stood the test of time. She gives people jobs. I don’t necessarily agree with the way they do things there [in TNA], but the fact is, she’s a female promoter, she’s keeping wrestling alive. If it wasn’t for her, there’d only be one national company. She’s giving people a place to work. She’s giving wrestling fans an alternative, if you want it. Whatever you want to say about TNA, she’s very successful as far as keeping her company alive for 10 years. I mean, how many times have we heard, “Oh TNA, is going to go out of business?” They’re still kicking and as a female promoter in a male-dominated world, she’s still up there. She’s head above shoulders.
Congratulations to Dixie Carter and the fellow Class of 2012 inductees.
The WSU Hall of Fame ceremony will be available on DVD soon via WSUVideo.com.
Follow Dixie Carter on Twitter at @TNADixie.